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Re: Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
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Jul 29, 2006 9:23 PM


The 30th.
"Virgil" <virgil@comcast.net> wrote in message news:virgil829AE2.16285829072006@news.usenetmonster.com... > In article <2_Qyg.53033$Uy1.47390@read1.cgocable.net>, > "zr" <nglr@cogeco.ca> wrote: > >> No the Bellboy has $2 >> The Till has $25 >> The Clients paid $9 each >> Regardless there is still $1 missing > > 3 clients paid &9 each for a total of $27 paid out. > The till has $25 and the bellboy has $2 for $27 received. > > What dollar is missing? > > >> >> "herbzet" <herbzet@yahoo.com> wrote in message >> news:1154064570.630318.27520@s13g2000cwa.googlegroups.com... >> > >> > >> > zr wrote: >> >> >> >> Three men walk into a hotel in downtown Tel Aviv. >> >> We need a suite for 4 hours to talk business. >> >> Well says the concierge I have one smaller room available. It will >> >> cost >> >> you >> >> $30.00 for 4 hours. >> >> Fine said the three, and they each put in $10.00 and took the elevator >> >> up >> >> to >> >> the 5th floor. >> >> The concierge once they had left realized that he had overcharged them >> >> by >> >> $5. He called the Bell Captain and explaining the overcharge handed >> >> the >> >> Captain $5 to be returned to the three men. >> >> In the elevator on his way to their room the Bell Captain decided he >> >> couldn't return the $5 evenly to the three. >> >> Upon arriving at the room, he explained that the three were >> >> overcharged >> >> and >> >> he was returning $1 each, on leaving he pocketed the $2 for his time. >> >> Each man got back 1$ from his $10 meaning they each paid $9 or $27 for >> >> the >> >> room. >> >> Now 3 times $9 is $27 and the Bell Captain kept $2 that adds up to >> >> $29. >> >> "What happened to the other $1?" >> > >> > >> > There is no other $1. 3 times $9 is $27 and the Bell Captain kept $2. >> > >> > $27  $2 = $25 which is in the hotel cash drawer. >> > >> > >> >  >> > hz >> > >> > 'Even the crows on the roofs caw about the nature of conditionals.' >> > >> >  Callimachus  >> >



